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Tech Tips: Choosing a System to Create an Ecommerce Site

Planning to launch an online store? Website expert Allanah Moore continues her tech tips column this month with a focus on choosing the best platform to create your website or blog with an ecommerce focus.
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How to Survive Your First French Dinner Party

When the French invite you to dinner in their home for the first time, it can feel like passing an entrance exam. French etiquette coach Marie de Tilly gives her sage advice on how to make sure you make the best first impression.

Minecraft: An Epic Cheat Sheet for Parents

If you are the parent of a child aged 5-17, you have undoubtedly heard of Minecraft. The phrase ‘heard of,’ in most cases being a euphemism for ‘struggled with.’ If left unmonitored, your child would pretty much play this video game non-stop and would use seemingly nonsensical phrases that you may have trouble decrypting.
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Mind Your Money: Wake-Up Calls for Expat Women

Moving to a different country means a lot of things. It means a new environment, potentially a new language, and new routines. It can also mean a very different financial picture and arrangement for the family. How can we handle these changes, which can potentially have a long-term impact on the family's overall financial well-being and retirement planning?

5 Expat Career Lessons I Learned from David Bowie

David Bowie was popular in the 70s because he was an original to that generation, and he stayed popular until his death because he remained a mystic to the modern crowd. His career changed radically throughout his life because staying current is crazy important. As an expat, you need to take a page from his book and embrace flexibility.
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Dream Jobs: My Journey to Becoming a Pastry Chef in Paris

Dreaming of becoming a French pastry chef? Molly Wilkinson shares the story of how she left the US to pursue her passion in France.
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6 Professional Tips for Taking Great Smartphone Photos

Oops! Missed that once in a lifetime moment on camera? Out of focus or out of frame? Betcha you thought taking photos on your smartphone was supposed to be a no-brainer. It is but taking GOOD photos needs some knowledge of what your mobile phone can do for you. Professional photographer Alexis Duclos shares his best tips for taking great photos on your smartphone.
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Entrepreneurship: Essential Questions to Ask Before You Jump

So you want to take the leap and start your own business? Here are some essential things to consider before deciding if entrepreneurship is for you.
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Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Teens (Part 3)

Parents of teens are in the forefront of digital parenting challenges as they live with young people who have grown up in a digital world, who seem fearless as they navigate the digital highway and who display mindboggling ease with swiping, tapping and switching screens. What are they up to online, and what should parents be concerned about?